Updates, finally

After six days, I finally updated late tonight. I think the last post was at 11:00 p.m. But that’s still on May 18, yes?

I got a bunch of updated cases (mostly new APs), and five new cases. All of them new-old cases: a woman who disappeared under unknown circumstances in 1977, a kid from 1963, and those three boys in Hannibal, Missouri (aka Mark Twainville) who are thought to have been buried in a collapsed cave in 1967.

I think I like adding new-old cases best of all. Especially ones that haven’t yet appeared elsewhere.

14 thoughts on “Updates, finally

  1. Justin May 19, 2011 / 6:48 am

    Nothing in your updates section yet.

    • Meaghan May 19, 2011 / 10:49 pm

      Odd. It’s all there. It was there before I posted the blog entry.

    • Justin May 19, 2011 / 11:01 pm

      I saw this blog entry and checked the updates early this morning. It didn’t appear on my screen at the time.

  2. Lisa May 19, 2011 / 11:04 am

    I find the older cases most interesting, and I know what you mean about coming across a case that hasn’t been mentioned anywhere else. Good to get their story out again and it once again proves there are more missing people than everyone thinks, and that people did go missing in the “good old days” prior to the 1970’s. I am so tired of hearing how the world is only not safe “these days” etc…it was never safe! It was also easier to get away with such crimes back then. I always like to see very cold cases in your updates, Meaghan.

    • Meaghan May 19, 2011 / 10:50 pm

      Having read a lot of historical true crime, and history in general, my theory is that the world is no better and no worse than ever was. Just different. And not even that much different.

  3. Princess Shantae May 19, 2011 / 11:27 am

    Right, the world never was safe, just some parts safer than others. Also back then we didn’t have a million different ways to find out about the bad news in other places like we do now.
    The new cases are interesting. Well, Nancy Glovick doesn’t have much info, but the others. So sad that one kid was already in hot water for going in a cave without permission (and in my house permission to go poking around in a cave would be very hard to come by) but he goes right back in there and takes his brother and his friend with him and now look what happened. Probably the very thing his parents warned him about. Kids are no different today than back then, I guess, still hardheaded and maybe a little sneaky.
    Bobby Panknin’s is sad too. He’s hiking but he doesn’t even have shoes on? I agree probably a wild animal got him but it would have to be fast or else he had to wander off a ways from the others or somebody would hear him. A cougar or bear, yes. But an eagle?

    • Meaghan May 19, 2011 / 10:41 pm

      A child of 30 pounds is small enough to be taken by an eagle, and I think the police leaned towards that idea cause it would explain why there were no signs of a struggle on the ground.

  4. Jaime May 19, 2011 / 4:44 pm

    The cases dont appear in the chronological section for some reason.

    • Meaghan May 19, 2011 / 10:42 pm

      They’re all there. I don’t know why you can’t see them. Empty your cache?

  5. marycarney May 19, 2011 / 5:00 pm

    I enjoy the older ‘new’ cases as well. Do you not think that an entire generation of kids in Hannibal, MO recieved frequent ‘look what happens when you don’t mind’ lectures using the ‘lost boys’ as examples?

    • Meaghan May 19, 2011 / 10:51 pm

      Probably so.

      When I went to Arkansas to go to college, all the new students went on trips together (divided in groups of about 20 people each) before the school year started, for bonding. I went spelunking. We were warned about safety issues, getting lost, etc. We were required to warn the owner of the property the cave was on that we were going in, and would be back at a certain time. If we didn’t come back, he would call in the rescue people, who would find us, and then charge us for it.

  6. Princess Shantae May 20, 2011 / 9:25 am

    Caves are realy dangerous places b/c you can never be sure how far back they go or if there’s water or a flood or maybe part of it is unstable and going to fall in.

    • Meaghan May 20, 2011 / 9:52 am

      Most caves are mapped nowadays.

  7. juanita sullivan May 26, 2011 / 1:34 am

    Mark Twain – Injun Joe caves – we all went there. But none of us went to the cave where the three bikes were left by the overpass on hiway 79 BECAUSE those bikes would have been stolen and we were to poor to lose them and becuase the railroad yards were to close and because the river was to close. We all knew that because we were all nieghbors. What has not been explored is the number of missing kids in Iowa and along the river those years. And there were no coorelatins as to people working or traveling in those areas. But were told about them too. And told that the person who took them could be right there in town. And that maybe they were taken to a church seminary in town. 3 boys did not get lost together. They were not in the gravel pits. Or the caves. Something happened that day and until the day I die I will remember them. Thier mothers did – I know that. Yes we did hear about the caves and about minding – and we heard that something that was once was safe was never safe again. No one ever went alone anywhere and we were told if snatched to save yourself first because you can always get help and go back. When will the justice system be just to children by removing predators from us?

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